Coloma, California – 1850
Daniel Bishop is a handsome and kind miner of coal and gold in Coloma, California. Though his work is thrilling and he has made a fortune in gold, there is one thing he is desperately missing: a wife with which to share both his life and riches. He has been writing letters to a sweet and feisty young woman named Hannah James, a jewelry store clerk in New York, and she is eager to join him out West to embark on an exciting new start.
Their connection simply through their written correspondence is so true and strong, that no question remains in Daniel’s mind that Hannah is the perfect woman for him. He promptly sends along a train ticket and excitedly awaits her arrival in Coloma. When she arrives, their chemistry face to face proves to be as strong–if not stronger–than it had been through their letters, and soon, they decide to begin their lives together as husband and wife.
Problems arise when Hannah raises her desire to continue selling jewelry as she had back East. Daniel, out of concern for her safety, initially tries to discourage her due to the fact that the town is known for its history of run-ins with bandits. One day, while Daniel is away working, Hannah attempts to go mining on her own, and due to her lack of experience, she finds herself lost in a deep, dark cave.
Will Daniel be able to save his new bride from danger, and if so, how can he ensure her safety while helping her fulfill her lifelong dreams?
***This is the first book of the Brides Of The Coloma Gold Rush series. Each book within the series is a STANDALONE clean mail order bride romance story and may be read without having read the other stories first.